Dallas Helicopter Accident Attorneys
We've Recovered Billions for Clients by Putting in the Work a Case Requires
Helicopters offer certain advantages over other aircraft, specifically related to their smaller size, their ability to make difficult maneuvers, and the fact that they can operate close to the ground and hover in place. This is ideal for shorter trips, rescues, and police or news surveillance. If a helicopter operator is inexperienced or careless, however, or equipment malfunctions, the results can be catastrophic.
If you lost a loved one or were catastrophically injured in a helicopter crash, just getting up in the morning can be difficult. It may seem like you’ll never be able to move on without answers. At Arnold & Itkin, we represent people who have suffered harm and losses in helicopter and all types of aircraft accidents in Dallas, across Texas, and nationwide. We can help you get medical care, pay for ongoing treatment, and cover your living expenses if you’re unable to work. Our helicopter accident attorneys fight for the settlements and awards that help our clients rebuild their lives.
To learn more about your rights and what to do after a helicopter accident, call (888) 493-1629. Your consultation is 100% free and private.
The Risks of Helicopter Flight
Because helicopters operate closer to the ground than other aircraft, they are at a higher risk of facing hazards like power lines, trees, and the ground itself when visibility is poor. The pilot must be vigilant and have the training to properly maneuver the aircraft, and the helicopter and all its systems must be in perfect working order. A single mistake or defect could spell disaster for everyone on board.
A helicopter accident may be caused by:
- Operating a helicopter outside of its limits and capabilities
- Operating a helicopter in unsafe weather/environmental conditions
- Operating a helicopter without a license
- Improper maintenance
- Defective helicopter parts
Taking a Closer Look at What Causes Helicopter Crashes
According to a 2016 presentation on helicopter accidents by the International Helicopter Safety Team (IHST), the leading “immediate” causes of helicopter crashes were:
Errors (38% of accidents)
- Inadequate pilot judgment
- Flight below minimum safe altitude
- Misassessment of weather
- Poor circumspection
Violations (33% of accidents)
- Minimum safe altitude violations
- Weather minima violations
- System Failure (22% of accidents)
We Understand the Complexities of Dallas Helicopter Crash Claims
If you were involved in a helicopter accident, it will be important to determine its cause. If it was pilot error or equipment malfunction, revealing this will pave the way for your recovery of compensation from the at-fault party or parties. Our Dallas helicopter accident lawyers use a network of investigators and experts to accurately determine and expose cause in our clients’ claims.
For a team that lives for the fight and making sure a case is investigated the right way, call (888) 493-1629. We're always focused, always dedicated to results, and never back down from a fight. No matter what.